I Scream, You Scream, We all scream for Ice Cream... and Macarons

This month over at Mactweets we were challenged to make Ice cream inspired Macarons, and then serve them with homemade Ice Cream or Gelato...

This month over at Mactweets we were challenged to make Ice cream inspired Macarons, and then serve them with homemade Ice Cream or Gelato.

It is now I introduce you to...Hokey Pokey Ice Cream Macarons.

For those of you who are wondering "what the heck is hokey pokey?" The other name (never used in New Zealand) is Honeycomb...are ya with me now? As present in the chocolate bar 'Crunchie' by Cadbury (yummy New Zealand Chocolate!!)

So for these Macarons I made vanilla shells using the same recipe I linked to here. I then made some hokey pokey using my trusty Edmonds cookbook (the cookbook nearly every New Zealander owns). I crushed it up, and sprinkled some on top of the shells as they were drying out.

Oops for the messy bench!
This was a good idea, but I think I should have put a bit less on them, it melted into the shells in the oven, and as a result only 2 shells rose properly and developed feet. The others looked fairly messy and sunken in.
You can kind of see in this photo how it went bad.
The few that developed feet

While these were drying/cooking, I got to making the Ice Cream. Out came my trusty Ice Cream maker, and I started to make a quick, no cook Vanilla Ice Cream, as it started to get thicker, I put in some of the left over hokey pokey. I then put it in the freezer to firm up more.

After all that was ready, I put them together... and here are my results

I added some more hokey pokey on top of the ice cream before sandwiching them together. The ice cream as a filling for Macarons make them chewing and even more delicious, which I didn't think was possible.

Quick Vanilla Ice Cream
4 Egg Yolks
1/2 C Sugar
200ml Cream
200ml Full milk

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the cream and milk until fully incorporated.
Put in the fridge to get cold again as you get ice cream make ready.
When ice cream maker is ready, pour the mixture in (mix first to get sugar off the bottom). Once it has thickened a bit, add in any extras, or leave until ice cream maker has finished, then use as a soft serve, or put in a container and freeze again.

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  1. Wow honeycomb macs. What a great idea! They look delicious.

  2. I LOVE this! Really beautiful macs and I so love the caramelly vanilla flavors going on. And I am writing down this easy vanilla ice cream recipe. So happy you made this for Mactweets and baked with us this month! Fabulous!

  3. These looks so yummy, honeycomb macs was a brilliant idea. x

  4. Love, love, love these...yum delicious! I love the idea of honeycomb macs! Thanks for bringing these to MacTweets!

  5. Nice to add a New Zealand touch to these macarons with hokey pokey flavor. Cute name and cute macs!